Author(s): Mike McPadden
Wherever heavy metal has gone, heavy metal movies have followed, blazing ferocious new celluloid trails; from concert movies and trippy midnight flicks at the dawn of 'heaviosity' through inspirational depictions of ancient times and future apocalypses to the raw hand-held video productions of today. Heavy Metal Movies rounds up, reviews and canonises all known incidents of the heavy metal in motion pictures. As brash, irreverent and visceral as both the music and the movies themselves, this is the ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience.
Brooklyn-born Mike McPadden is the Head Writer of the skinternational online phenomenon Mr. Skin (well-known to fans of Howard Stern and the movie "Knocked Up"). In addition to years of freelance journalism ("Esquire," "Black Book," "New York Press") and more than a decade as a "Hustler" editor and correspondent, Mr. McPadden has also been a B-movie screenwriter ("Animal Insincts 3") and shock-rock musician (Gays in the Military).
On the book front, Mr. McPadden authored "If You Like Metallica..." (Backbeat Books), edited "Mr. Skin's Skintastic Video Guide" (SK Press) and two volumes of "Mr. Skin's Skincyclopedia" (St. Martin's). He also contributed chapter-length essays to "Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth" (Feral House), "The Heavy Metal Book of Lists" (Backbeat Books), and "The Sex-Drugs-and-Rock-N-Roll Book of Lists" (Soft Skull). Mr. McPadden lives in Chicago with his wife, xoJane.com editor Rachel McPadden.